make-believe definition

  • noun:
    • Playful or fanciful pretense.
    • the high quality or act of pretending; presuming one thing holds true whenever indeed one understands it's not.
    • A feigning to believe, as with the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention.
    • Pretense; sham; false or fanciful representation.
    • the enactment of a pretense
    • imaginative intellectual play
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To pretend; -- frequently used in combination with that, but frequently getting the that omitted.
  • adjective:
    • Feigned; insincere.
    • Imaginary.
    • imagined such as a play
  • others:
    • Unreal; sham; pretended.
  • verb:
    • represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend is or act like

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